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Pacific Update: Tonga's super gran grows taro for NZ family, Cook Islanders train hard for vaka races

Welcome to Pacific Update, our weekly news round-up for the region.

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As ever, 1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver has the best from social media from around the Pacific. Source: 1 NEWS

This week, Barbara Dreaver looks at Cook Islanders getting to grips with vaka racing aboard the traditional vessel Marumaru Atua, ahead of the sport's inclusion in the upcoming Cook Islands Games.

She also features a Tongan super gran, whose plantation is so good she sends her taro to family in New Zealand.

And, as always, there are the best videos from social media.